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Overview

The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants. It offers some of the best low-altitude views of Everest and other high peaks such as Annapurna, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Gauri Shankar and many others. Pikey Peak Trek combines a superb range of scenery and biodiversity accentuated by flowering rhododendrons, magnolias and wild orchids in the Spring time and a wide range of animal species. This trek offers great insights into the lives of Sherpa people by inviting you to experience the culture and Tibetan Buddhist religion which is central to their daily existence. You will be humbled by the monasteries (gompas) in Junbesi, Thupten Chholing, Taksindu and Chiwang. Your mountain flight from Phaplu back to Kathmandu offers an additional perspective of the Himalayas to your scenic drive to Jiri to begin the trek. This trek is perfectly suited to the photographer who wishes to capture the intense contrasts of colour in the natural and human landscapes.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 1100

  • Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Duration

    10 Days 9 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

Difficulty level

Moderate

Moderate

Prior trekking experience is not necessary for taking part in an easy trek. Anyone who is fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage moderate treks. These treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on well-maintained paths and with easy access to local amenities.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (2-4 star), welcome dinner with group, overnight hotel

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu/ Preparation day, overnight hotel

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, overnight hotel at Jiri

Day 4

Trek to Bhandar (2,190m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 5

Trek to Gule Gompa (3,100m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 6

Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3,650m), 6-7 hours. Experience a magical sunrise, overnight teahouse

Day 7

Early morning hike to Pikey View Point (4,060m) and Trek to Junbesi,”moon valley” (2,700m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 8

Trek to Phaplu (2,800m), 2 hours, overnight hotel at Phaplu

Day 9

Drive by jeep from Phaplu to Kathmandu, farewell dinner with group, overnight hotel

Day 10

Airport transfer/ International departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle transfers: International airport – hotel.  
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu – Jiri, Phaplu – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel, Kathmandu (2-4star) on a twin share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at teahouse on trek 
  • 2 nights’ staying at hotel (Jiri and Phaplu)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot drink provided with every meal.  
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group. 
  • Meals as marked: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio of 1:2 clients, carrying up to 15kg of personal gear per client) and English speaking guide
  • All required trekking permits
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountain pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other

  • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag hire and hot water bag provided for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary Everest region Trekking map
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and Dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Private travel insurance.
  • Any optional/ additional activities in Kathmandu such as sightseeing, entrance costs at World Heritage Sites, massage and so forth.
  • Personal shopping and expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities for staff.

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